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Vicious Circles – how changes in the shape of DNA can drive cancer

The diploid human genome contains 23 pairs of chromosomes whose DNA encodes genes for life activities, such as cell division. Cancer corrupts those genes, making growth-promoting genes more active (oncogenes) or growth-inhibiting genes (tumor suppressors) less active. One of the most common genetic alterations causing... click to read more

  • Sihan Wu | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
  • Paul S. Mischel | Professor at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 17, 2020
The importance of being tested

Imagine the global threat of a potentially lethal virus, showing up in mainland China and rapidly spreading worldwide, for which no effective treatments or vaccines are available. A few months ago, this would have been nothing more than a book or a movie plot. Unfortunately, it... click to read more

  • Giulia Giordano | Assistant Professor at Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, Italy
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 15, 2020
Your biological age within a drop of your blood

If we took a blood sample from you and one from your elderly grandmother, could you tell which sample came from which person just by looking at the molecules in the blood? In our recent study published in Nature Medicine, we addressed this question and... click to read more

  • Benoit Lehallier | Instructor at Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 3, 2020
Treating Alzheimer's disease with a known anticoagulant: insights from lab mice

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia and has been long described as a disease of neurons. Although this is true (neurons are indeed sick and eventually die during AD), the events leading to this are numerous, and not all of them... click to read more

  • Marta Cortes-Canteli | Miguel Servet Researcher at Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC), Madrid, Spain
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published on Jun 23, 2020
The life-span of SARS-CoV-2 in pediatric patients

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, scientists are racing against the clock to understand this new disease. Researchers worldwide have come together to fight this looming threat and understand how it spreads, who gets sick, and how one becomes immune. For our research, much... click to read more

  • Sarah Gibson | Medical student at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, USA
  • Charlotte Zhang | Medical student at Guangzhou Regenerative medicine and Guangdong Laboratory, Guangzhou, China
  • Oulan Li | Medical student at Guangzhou Regenerative medicine and Guangdong Laboratory, Guangzhou, China
  • Yi Xu | Medical Doctor at Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center, Guangzhou, China
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 9, 2020